WTCHS Homecoming Festivities Conclude with Ram Victory

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A crystal clear fall afternoon was the backdrop for W.T. Clarke High School’s homecoming festivities held on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Prior to the game against the Locust Valley Falcons, Netflix-themed floats were led down Stewart to Washington Avenues with the marching band and Grand Marshalls Hon. Arthur M. Diamond and Dr. Thomas Vassel in tow. This is the first time the high school has held a homecoming parade in recent memory, and the community came out in force to show their support. Prior to the parade, the select chorale, under the baton of Kaitlyn Melker, entertained residents, while student Robert Twible announced each parade participant. The festivities concluded on the steps of the high school, where the marching band and flag corps continued to perform to the delight of the community.

Prior to the much-anticipated football game, the district held its bi-annual Hall of Fame. Celebrated were New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur M. Diamond (Class of 1970) and Carman Drugs owner Dr. Thomas Vassel (Class of 1993). Both were recognized for having demonstrated outstanding ability, leadership, character and dedication and for serving as an inspiration to the W. T. Clarke High School community.

The homecoming game commenced with the singing of the national anthem by members of the choir and an opening cheer by the varsity cheerleaders at the Coach Jack Boyle Memorial Stadium. In addition to a stellar performance by the marching band and stunts by the cheerleaders, the homecoming royal court was announced and included King and Queen George Pagiatis and Isabella Posillico, Prince and Princess Kevin Henning and Serenity Herdes, Count and Countess Brian Themistocle and Maya Abate and Duke and Duchess David Bouchra and Molly Grassini.

The Rams lived up to their name and reputation with a 34-22 victory over the Falcons.